Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Aviyal is one of my favorite recipe, especially the one made by my mom. Most of us in our childhood days, will hesitate to take vegetables. Me too don't like any kind of vegetable. But after tasting this aviyal, I loved it a lot. Me and my brother will love this aviyal. If its aviyal that day, it will get over very soon from the container. That much we love this aviyal. So learnt this making from my mom.

I have tasted this aviyal in many different versions, but this is the one I love most, the one we make in my hometown, that too by my mom. Try this and you will also love it a lot.


Carrot - 2 big
Beans - 8 to 10
Brinjal/Eggplant - 2
Drumstick - 1
Potato - 2
Raw Banana (Valakkai) - 1
Curd/Yogurt - 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Salt - to taste
Coconut oil - 1 tbsp

For grinding:
Coconut - 1/4 cup (grated)
Onion - 1/2 medium size
Garlic - 2 o3 3 cloves
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 3 or 4
Curry leaves - 1 sprig

a) Cut all the vegetables to about 2 inch length or of equal length.
b) Let the curd/yogurt you use be little bit sour, instead of fresh curd.
c) You can use any vegetables of your choice as I had listed above, except beetroot, mushroom, cauliflower kind of vegetables. Also you can use any kind of potatoes. I used  only few of the above listed (carrot, raw banana, potato, drumstick)


1) Heat a pan and add about 2 cups of water. Let it boil. Then add all the cut vegetables.

2) Let the vegetables cook.  Meanwhile add all the ingredients for grinding in a blender.

3) Grind it to a paste and keep it aside.

4) Once the vegetables are cooked, strain the excess water from it. (Do not waste this water as you can use this water for making soup or in any other cooking)

5) Now heat a pan and add the cooked vegetables. Also add the curd, ground paste, turmeric powder and salt. Mix it well.

6) Now do the tempering. Heat a small pan, add coconut oil, mustard seeds. Once it splutters, add urad dal and curry leaves.

7)  Add this to the vegetables.

Tasty and authentic aviyal is now ready. Can't resist myself from having it.


  1. I love Aviyal. Thanks for linking this post to my event, helped me explore your space and follow it. Pls link your post to my event and use the logo. Once you have done, inform me, so that I accept this as an entry.



    1. thanks Pari :) Sorry I couldn't get you, as I am new to this....Do u want me to send the entry again?


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